Health and the Economy Summit

June 9-10, 2021

The Alliance for Health Policy’s Health and the Economy Summit, a program of the 2021 Signature Series, will explore how the health care ecosystem and the health of our nation’s population have become inextricably intertwined with the financial health of our country.

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2021 Signature Series

Health and the Economy summit

Topics to be covered include the expansion of employee benefits, the role “essential workers” play in the economy, and how small businesses support overall societal health.

Upcoming Event

Medicare Part D Basics and Policy Options for Redesign

This briefing will clarify the defining characteristics of Medicare Part D including eligibility, coverage, and benefits. Attendees will understand the case for Medicare Part D redesign and the implications and tradeoffs of current policy options on beneficiaries and other stakeholders.

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Past Event

A Year in Review: America’s Fight Against COVID-19

Expert panelists delved into where America stands in public health a year into the COVID-19 pandemic. They discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic has shaped clinical care, state preparedness, and the individual consumer experience and shed light on promising frameworks and infrastructures being built today to protect Americans from a major public health emergency tomorrow. 

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Past Event

Medicare Solvency Projections and Potential Policy Solutions

This briefing provided an overview of the Medicare Trust Funds, the nuances of solvency, and the consequences of not resolving funding shortfalls. Panelists explored short- and long-term policy options to address solvency and offer equitable access, as well as the potential impacts on providers, plans, and most importantly, Medicare beneficiaries.

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